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Appeals round-up: Notice upheld against front door that ‘depicts local landscapes’; Adlington micro-pub would not disrupt adjoined flats

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 6 April-12 April, 2019

Notice upheld against front door that ‘depicts local landscapes’

An inspector has upheld enforcement action against a couple who, despite an article 4 direction protecting front doors in the area, installed one with ‘stained glass depictions of local landscapes’ at their conservation area home.

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Adlington micro-pub would not disrupt adjoined flats

An inspector has approved plans to convert a former florist’s into a micro-pub and brewery, ruling that the appellant’s plans to mitigate noise would be enough to avoid disruption to occupants of three adjoining flats.

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Adult gaming centre would not harm town centre

An inspector has approved plans for an 'adult gaming centre' in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, despite 'strong concerns' over the social impact of the business and the loss of a retail unit.

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‘No prospect of viability’ despite pub owners’ best endeavours

An inspector has approved plans to convert a Suffolk pub recently registered as an asset of community value into a home, ruling that its location meant it would likely never become a viable business.

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Relocation of WW2 allotments to make way for housing blocked

A reporter has refused permission to redevelop a 19th century textile mill in the Scottish Borders, after a petition opposing the relocation of historic allotments on the site to make way for 69 new homes gathered 1,300 signatures.

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Costs against council for 'completely absent' housing assessment

An inspector was 'astonished' that Blackpool Borough Council had failed to publish an assessment of its housing supply throughout the existence of its core strategy, ordering a full award of costs and approving plans for 86 homes.

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Councillor wins permission after 36 applications

An Oxford councillor and former planning committee vice-chairman has won consent to convert an annexe to a separate home for his disabled son, 22 years after first seeking permission.

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Occupancy condition lifted on ‘out of reach’ property

An inspector has removed a condition limiting the occupancy of a barn conversion near Winchester, ruling that its valuation put it ‘out of reach of the vast majority of rural workers’.

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